Dear Church Family,
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” – Hebrews 12:2
A man confided to a friend that he was thinking about giving up on attending church. He complained that he always saw people playing with their phones, whispering to each other, and even sleeping during the services. “There are a lot of hypocrites,” he said.
His friend responded, “Before you decide, let’s go over to the church.” When they arrived his friend filled a glass to the top with water and asked him to try carrying it around the empty worship center three times without spilling any. He promised to explain later. The man did what he was asked and was pleased that he didn’t spill any water. His friend said, “Good job. But while you were doing that, did you notice me send a couple texts and lie down in a pew?” The man answered no; he’d been too focused on the water glass to notice.
“Exactly,” his friend replied. “When you come to church, what if you were that focused on the Lord Jesus? After all, He said to follow Him, not everybody else. What would happen if you concentrated just on Him?”
Good advice, isn’t it? The apostle Paul summarized his life purpose this way, “So we make it our goal to please Him (Christ).” 2 Corinthians 5:9.
We’re wise when we do the same thing. Don’t let distractions keep you from church or steal your attention once you’re there. Let’s ask God to keep us focused on what matters to Him.
May He bless you richly as you walk with Him during these summer months.